lapstrake

[ lap-streyk ]
/ ˈlæpˌstreɪk /

adjective Nautical.

noun

a vessel with a clinker-built hull.

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Origin of lapstrake

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; lap2 + strake
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British Dictionary definitions for lapstrake

lapstrake

lapstreak (ˈlæpˌstriːk)

/ (ˈlæpˌstreɪk) nautical /

adjective

another term for clinker-built

noun

a clinker-built boat

Word Origin for lapstrake

C18: from lap ² + strake
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